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Old August 23 2013, 06:27 PM   #736
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

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Like the horrid Keaton, Affleck's face, voice and general body type is all wrong for the role (no matter what kind of training is used to beef up BA).
Affleck is a dark haired guy with movie star good looks and seems to be in reasonable shape, how is that wrong for Batman/Bruce Wayne? Keaton was a a regular guy with with thinning hair and "unusual" features. Not seeing any similarities there.

Though,the problem with most Batman films comes from the writing and directing, not the casting. Kilmer and Clooney would have better remembered in the films had been good.
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Old August 23 2013, 06:29 PM   #737
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I know it's an unpopular opinion, but Keaton was never really that believable for me as Batman.
Never bought into Keaton either. Batman as a pudgy middle-aged man? Yeahhh... Sorry don't buy it.
Blame Tim Burton, with his insecurities about strong male figures. In fact, during a Today show interview during the 1989 film's week of release, he said he was avoiding the "square jawed" type of person. Major personal hang-up. He thought Batman was just a "geek" with high tech gadgets/suit.

It is no wonder his films have not stood the test of time.
Having just rewatched Batman '89 and Batman Returns recently, they mostly certainly have in a way that, even one year on, The Dark Knight Rises hasn't, and Keaton's performance is easily the best out of everyone who's played him in live action.

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I want to see a Batsuit where I can recognize the Batsymbol.
Agreed! Can't stand that on the Dark Knight/DKRi suit, the Bat-symbol isn't even a different color to the material around it, even though other parts of the suit ARE different and darker shades. I love that it's the suit that finally has Batman able to turn his head, but other than that, not a fan of that Batsuit at all.

I'm wondering what Kevin Smith has to say about this?
On Twitter, he said this means he's seen Batman naked.
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Old August 23 2013, 06:43 PM   #738
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People are already doing manips (from eyesskyward):

He certainly has the chin for the part.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:08 PM   #739
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Interesting choice.

Too bad he couldn't direct instead of Snyder.
This. Any one of his three films as director are better than anything Snyder has made.

I think he'll be fine. And he has the physical presence to stand alongside Cavill and not be overshadowed. Wouldn't have been my first choice but he's a much better selection than some of the names being rumoured. He arguably looks more like the comic Batman than any other actor to play him to date.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:16 PM   #740
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Major spoilers about the "issue" between Batman and Superman in next film - don't click if you don't want to know:

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Old August 23 2013, 07:27 PM   #741
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^ Sleeping with Ma Kent.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:27 PM   #742
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I think he'll be fine. And he has the physical presence to stand alongside Cavill and not be overshadowed. Wouldn't have been my first choice but he's a much better selection than some of the names being rumoured. He arguably looks more like the comic Batman than any other actor to play him to date.
Yeah he does have the same kind of narrow face that the Neal Adams and Jim Aparo Batman had.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:41 PM   #743
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I'm kind of indifferent about Affleck so I don't have much to say. He does look the part though.

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Look at Clooney in Batman and Robin. While I may enjoy the movie as an homage to the campy 60s show, Clooney did not do a bad job acting as either Wayne or Batman. The problem was people did not want a campy Batman movie, or at least the level of camp that was in that movie. So if Clooney had been Batman in a less campy movie I think people would not be putting the blame for that movie on his shoulders.
The consensus seems to be the opposite of what you're saying. Most people loved Clooney, but thought the movie itself was crap. And as far as I can tell, most people blame Schumacher, not Clooney.

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Never bought into Keaton either. Batman as a pudgy middle-aged man? Yeahhh... Sorry don't buy it.
He's neither middle-aged, nor pudgy and personally, I loved him in the role. He seemed like an odd choice at the time, but I thought he ended up playing the part very well.

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He arguably looks more like the comic Batman than any other actor to play him to date.
I still think Clooney looks the most like how I'd imagine a real life Bruce Wayne but Affleck is good too.
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Old August 23 2013, 07:44 PM   #744
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^^ Completely agree about Clooney... He was the best person for the role and handed a pile of turd to work with...

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Nope... A completely different universe...
With the same Wayne Enterprises corporate logo...
That was an easter egg rather than forward planning.
Exactly... It's stated in the news release that Affleck's Wayne/Batman will not be Bale's Wayne/Batman... This this will be an "original" vision...
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Old August 23 2013, 07:50 PM   #745
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A lot of the MSM are now reporting on the internet backlash about this. In declaring the fanboys "consistently and always wrong", they cite Heath Ledger, Daniel Craig, and the Star Trek reboot.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:00 PM   #746
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A lot of the MSM are now reporting on the internet backlash about this. In declaring the fanboys "consistently and always wrong", they cite Heath Ledger, Daniel Craig, and the Star Trek reboot.
Heck, I remember the fannish uproar when Keaton was cast. And that movie was a huge hit.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:11 PM   #747
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Not my first, second, third, sixth, twentieth choice or whatever but I still think he'll be good enough.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:18 PM   #748
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My initial reaction (after the initial shock):



But he's supposedly improved since the old days, so I'm going to be cautiously optimistic.

Very cautiously.
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Old August 23 2013, 08:24 PM   #749
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A lot of people are whining about Affleck because of Daredevil.

But Josh Brolin gets a free pass for Jonah Hex?
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Old August 23 2013, 08:41 PM   #750
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Okay, I'm biased since I wrote the novelization, but I never had a problem with Affleck as Matt Murdock. And he's been good in films as diverse as CHASING AMY, ARGO, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

Yeah, there's GIGLI, but every actor has some turkeys on his resume. You don't see people constantly tagging Sean Penn as the star of SHANGHAI SURPRISE!
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